Hon. Susan G. van Keulen See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
Average Rating:2.0 - 1 rating(s)
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*Temperament:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Scholarship:   (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Industriousness:   (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
*Ability to Handle Complex Litigation:    (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
*Punctuality:    (1=Chronic`y Late,10=Always on Time)
*Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation:    (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
*Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation:   (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Flexibility In Scheduling   (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Pre-Trial:   (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions:   (1=Least Involved,10=Most Involved)
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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 26681
One-sided in her rulings and does not apply the law. Worse, she seems to use the bench to settle past scores from her lawyering days, resulting in extreme bias against certain attorneys or law firms that she encountered when she was practicing law, without regard to the individuals (and their clients) before her. Sadly, if you are assigned this judge, it might be worth researching the history of the attorneys and firms that she encountered in her past private practice so you don't wind up suffering due to a personal vendetta of hers. This is someone who abuses the power of the court and should never have been appointed to the bench.